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Margi Hafer

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20140605140453-mybird1

Birthplace
Chicago

Birth year
1943

Lives in
Frankfort

Website

Schools
Governors State University, 1982, MA
Northern Illinois University, 1966, BFA

Tags
murals

Statement

Artist’s Statement

Art has always been a part of my life. Even as a small child I would spend hours drawing and creating fanciful "objects of art."

I enjoy exploring and reinterpreting the forms, colors and composition as the work develops. Often the artwork will take on a direction of its own that is completely different than what I originally conceived. While painting, sculpting, or creating various mixed media objects of art in my studio I let my inner spirit take flight and capture the fantasies that are aroused in me through music, and meditative contemplation of the art materials.

My work has a spiritual quality that relates to my inner feelings as a woman with the roles of daughter, wife, mother, and grandmother feeding my visions and energizing my spirit. I usually work "full pallet" when painting or using colorful materials tocreate art.

My Masters Degree is in sculpture, and I still create some mixed media sculpture, however, most of my more recent work has been painted and collage. My two-dimensional work varies from watercolor studies, mixed media collage, as well as large acrylic murals, and paintings. I have also designed, and painted upholstered “Art” chairs. Recently I painted a 5” diameter golfball for the Fall 2012 Ryder Cup display, which was on Michigan, Avenue in Chicago.

Throughout my many years as an artist and educator, I have presented several demonstrations and workshops as well as judged art exhibits and art fairs.

Education

BFA Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL

MA in Sculpture (mixed media with an emphasis in clay) Governors State University, University Park, IL

Professional

2010-present Member National Collage Society

2013-present Watercolor instructor, Tall Grass Arts Association, Park Forest, IL

2009-present Artist Member, Tall Grass Arts Association, Park Forest, IL

2009-present Member, Midwest Collage Society

2008-present Guild Member, Union Street Gallery, Chicago Heights, IL

2007-2008 Studio Artist at Union Street Gallery, Chicago Heights, IL

2005-2009 Advisory Board McCord Gallery, Palos Park, IL

2005-present Member, McCord Gallery, Palos Park, IL

2006-present Teach watercolor class in my studio

1999-present Freelance Artist: mixed media, murals, portraits, sculpture

1999-2005 Gallery Owner/Exhibitor, The Creative Experience Art Studio and

Gallery, Frankfort, IL

1997-2003 Assistant Director, Fine and Performing Arts Center, Moraine Valley

Community College, Palos Hills, IL

1986-1997 Director, Cultural and Community Programs, Moraine Valley

Community College, Palos Hills, IL

1986-1987 Art Instructor (full-time) Rich East High School, Park Forest, IL

1986 Adjunct Instructor, Governors State University, University Park, IL

1970-1986 Adjunct Art Instructor, South Suburban College, South Holland, IL

1967-1969 Art Instructor (full-time), South Suburban College, South Holland, IL

1966-1967 Art Instructor (full-time), Barrington High School, Barrington, IL

Juried Exhibits and Special Projects

2014

"Gallery 2014" Moraine Valley Community College, Palos hills, IL

"Neighbors" Guild Exhibit at Gretchen Charlton Art Gallery, Kankakee, IL

"Animals, Real and Imagined" Vogt Art Gallery, Tinley Park, IL

“National Collage Society Post Card Show”, Mansfield Arts Center, Mansfield, Ohio

2013

Juried Photography Exhibit, Gretchen Charlton Art Gallery, Kankakee, IL

Midwest Collage Society Exhibit, Downers Grove Library, Downers Grove, IL

Midwest Collage Society Exhibit, “Balance/ Unbalanced”, Zhou Bros. Gallery, Chicago, IL

Frankfort Fine Arts Fair Invitational, Frankfort, IL

“Post Card Show”, National Collage Society, Ohio

“Insider Art” Annual Studio/Guild Artists Exhibit, Union Street Gallery, Chicago Heights, IL

15th Regional Juried Exhibition” Illiana Artists, Chesterton, IN

“Showing Off” Tall Grass Arts Center, Park Forest, IL

Park Forest Art Fair (juried) Park Forest, IL

29th Annual Juried Exhibit” National Collage Society

“Union Street Guild Members Show” at Fresh Starts Restaurant, in Flossmoor, IL

14h Annual Juried Fall Art Exhibit, Gretchen Charlton Art Gallery, Kankakee, IL

"Twelfth Month" Holiday Exhibit, Union Street Gallery, Chicago Heights, IL

"McCord Holiday Gift Shoppe" McCord Gallery Palos Park, IL

Tall Grass Arts Association Holiday Exhibit” Park Forest, IL

“Reinvent a Work of Art” , Mystery Build International Art Competition

2012

"Twelfth Month" Holiday Exhibit, Union Street Gallery, Chicago Heights, IL

"McCord Holiday Gift Shoppe" McCord Gallery Palos Park, IL

“Tall Grass Arts Association Holiday Exhibit” Park Forest, IL

Union Street Gallery Guild Exhibit “Passages” at Monkey Mind Gallery,

Frankfort, IL

Union Street Gallery Guild Exhibit Vogt Visual Arts Center, Tinley Park, IL

“Insider Art” Union Street Gallery Guild artists Exhibit, Union Street Gallery, Chicago Heights, IL

“Outside the Box” invitational exhibit, Tall Grass Arts Center, Park Forest, IL

“Tartan Art on the Avenue” painted 5” diameter golf ball which was displayed on Michigan Avenue as part of the Ryder Cup festivities

“Luminosity” Tall Grass Arts Center, Park Forest, IL

13th  Annual Juried Fall Art Exhibit, Gretchen Charlton Art Gallery, Kankakee, IL

Spring Exhibit, White street Gallery” Frankfort, IL

“Alumni Artforum Club Art Exhibition”, Governors State University, University

Park, IL

Midwest Collage Society Exhibit, Downers Grove Library, Downers Grove, IL

Midwest Collage Society Exhibit “The Art of Collage: Celebrating the Masters”

Addison Center for the Arts

Midwest Collage Society Exhibit, Beverly Arts Center, Beverly, IL

Midwest Collage Society Exhibit, Freeport Art Museum, Freeport, IL

“Collage and Textile Exhibit” Vogt Visual Arts Center, Tinley Park, IL

Union Street Guild Artist exhibit at Fresh Starts Restaurant, Flossmoor, iL

“Gallery 2012 Exhibit” Moraine Valley Community College, Palos Hills, IL

Frankfort's Fine Arts Fair (invitational) Frankfort, IL

Park Forest Art Fair (juried) Park Forest, IL

Three Day Collage Workshop, Tall Grass Arts Center, Park Forest, IL

2011

"Twelfth Month" Holiday Exhibit, Union Street Gallery, Chicago Heights, IL

"McCord Holiday Shoppe" McCord Gallery Palos Park, IL

Tall Grass Arts Center Holiday Exhibit, Park Forest, IL

“Park Forest Art Fair” Park Forest, IL

12h Annual Juried Fall Art Exhibit, Gretchen Charlton Art Gallery, Kankakee, IL

“Off the Wall for Fall” Monkey mind Gallery, Frankfort, IL

“Collective” exhibit of art created by Studio and Guild Artist of Union Street

Gallery, Chicago Heights, IL

“Abstract” invitational Vogt Gallery, Tinley Park, IL

“Testimony to Being” Swedish Covenant Hospital, Chicago, IL

“”Places, Pieces, and People” Lockport Gallery, Lockport, IL

“Will County Images” Lockport Gallery ,Lockport, IL

“Veritus” Invitational Exhibit Tall Grass Arts Center, Park Forest, IL

“National Collage Society Post Card Show”, Mansfield Arts Center, Mansfield,

Ohio

“Peace Works” Midwest Collage Society Exhibit, Bloomingdale Park District Gallery, Bloomingdale, IL

“September 11th Remembered” Retrospective Invitational Exhibit, South Shore Arts Association, Munster, IN

“Lovely to Look At” Bloomingdale Park District Museum, Bloomingdale, IL

“In The Garden” McCord Gallery and Cultural Center, Palos Park, IL

Frankfort Fine Arts Fair Invitational, Frankfort, IL

Park Forest Art Fair (juried) Park Forest, IL

27th Annual Juried Exhibit” National Collage Society

“Gallery 2011 Exhibit” Moraine Valley Community College, Palos Hills, IL

“Elements” Midwest Collage Society Exhibit, Norris Cultural Arts Center, St

Charles, IL

“Construction/Destruction” Midwest Collage Society Exhibit, Downers Grove

Library, Downers Grove, IL

“The Best of the Best” invitational exhibit at Mayslake Peabody Estate, OakBrook, IL

2010

“Small Works Holiday Exhibit”, Tall Grass Arts Center, Park Forest, IL

"Twelfth Month" Holiday Exhibit, Union Street Gallery, Chicago Heights, IL

"McCord Holiday Shoppe" McCord Gallery Palos Park, IL

“Objects of Affection”, Union Street Gallery, Chicago Heights, IL

“No Place Like Home”, Oakton Community College. Des Plaines, IL

“National Collage Society” juried on-line exhibit 2010

“Union Street Guild Members Show” at Fresh Starts Restaurant, in Flossmoor, IL

Frankfort's Fine Arts Fair (invitational) Frankfort, IL

Park Forest Art Fair (juried) Park Forest, IL

“Fabulously Focused” Tall Grass Arts Center, Park Forest, IL

“6th Annual Self-Portrait Exhibit” (on-line Exhibit) 33 Collective gallery, Chicago

“National Collage Society Post Card Show”, Mansfield Arts Center, Mansfield, Ohio

“Gallery 2010 Exhibit” Moraine Valley Community College, Palos Hills, IL

“Midwest Collage Society Exhibit” at Norris Cultural Arts Center, St Charles, IL

“Margi Hafer and Richard Schimdt” Invitational Exhibit at Fresh Starts Restaurant, in Flossmoor, IL

“ Regional Artist’s Exhibit” McCord Cultural Center, Palos Park, IL

“ References” Midwest Collage Society Exhibit at Downers Grove Library

“Memories” Midwest College Society Exhibit at Mays Lake Estate, Oak Brook, IL

“Dreams of Healing” Exhibit at Swedish Covenant Hospital, Chicago, IL

2009

“Here and Now” (Invitational) Tall Grass Art Center, Park Forest, IL

Park Forest Art Fair (juried) Park Forest, IL

Frankfort's Fine Arts Fair (invitational) Frankfort, IL

"Twelfth Month" Holiday Exhibit, Union Street Gallery, Chicago Heights, IL

"McCord Holiday Shoppe" McCord Gallery Palos Park, IL

Local Artists Exhibit Old Plank Trail Banks, Frankfort, Mokena, New Lenox, IL

2008

“Winter Solstice” (juried) The Next Picture Show Gallery, Dixon, IL

“Color” Exhibit Curator, McCord Gallery, Palos Park, IL

Frankfort's Fine Arts Fair (invitational) Frankfort, IL

"Halleluiah" Holiday Exhibit Union Street Gallery Chicago Heights, IL

"McCord Holiday Shoppe" McCord Gallery Palos Park, IL

“One Person Show” White Street Gallery, Frankfort, IL

Local Artists Exhibit Old Plank Trail Banks, Frankfort, Mokena, New Lenox, IL

2007

“SHE” (juried) The Next Picture Show Gallery, Dixon, IL

"Crossroads" (juried) Union Street Gallery, Chicago Heights, IL

“Frankfort Artists Fair” (invitational) Frankfort, IL

"Out of the Box" (invitational) Prairie State College, Chicago Heights, IL

"Gallery 2007" (juried) Moraine Valley Community College, Palos Hills, Il

Union Street Gallery, ongoing Studio Artist Exhibit

"You Art What You Eat 2007" invitational, Orland Park, IL

Local Artists Exhibit Old Plank Trail Banks, Frankfort, Mokena, New Lenox, IL

2006

"Gallery 2006" (juried) Moraine Valley Community College, Palos Hills, IL

"You Art What You Eat 2006" invitational, Orland Park, IL

17th Annual Chicago Celebrity Chair Auction Chicago, IL

Local Artists Exhibit 1st National Bank Frankfort, IL

Frankfort's Fine Arts Fair (invitational) Frankfort, IL

"In the Studio" (invitational) McCord Gallery Palos Park, IL

"Fresh Look" (juried exhibit) McCord Gallery Palos Park, IL

"The McCord Charity Auction"—McCord Gallery Palos Park, IL

"Halleluiah" holiday exhibit Union Street Gallery Chicago Heights, IL

"McCord Holiday Shoppe" McCord Gallery Palos Park, IL

"Home and Garden" (invitational exhibit) Tall Grass Arts Center Park Forest, IL

2005

Gallery 2005 (juried exhibit) Moraine Valley Community College Palos Hills, IL

Spirituality & Religion in a Modern World (juried exhibit) Union Street Gallery Chicago Heights, IL

16th Annual Chicago Celebrity Chair Auction Chicago, IL

Illinois Philharmonic Orchestra Raffle, Painting

Juror Oak Park Avenue Main Street Association's Autumn Fine Arts Fair OakPark, IL

Juror, Tall Grass Arts Association Summer Art Exhibit

2004

“Benches on the Avenue” (juried) Tinley Park, IL

Illinois Philharmonic Orchestra Raffle, Paper Mache' Bowl

Frankfort's Fine Arts Fair (invitational) Frankfort, IL

"15th Annual Chicago Celebrity Chair Auction", Chicago, IL

Selected Collections

Kid’s Work Museum mural, Frankfort, IL (mural)

Moraine Valley Community College Art Collection (watercolor)

St. Martin's Restaurant—Markham, IL (mural)

Chelsea School, Frankfort, IL (mural)

Palos Park Recreation Center, Palos Park, IL (mural)

Palos Heights Recreation Center, Palos Heights, IL (mural)

Fox's Pub, Mokena, IL (mural)

"Sam" Frankfort's Sculpture Garden, Frankfort, IL (sculpture)

Private Home, Lansing, IL (mural)

Private Home, Steger, IL (mural)

Private Home, Palos Park, IL (mural)

Painted Shed, Steger, IL(mural)

Private Home, Frankfort, IL (mural)

Private Home, Lincoln Park-Chicago, IL (mural)

Private Home, Mokena, IL (mural)

Various portraits and other commissions in private homes

Awards

2014 National Collage Society Postcard Show (on-line exhibit) Award winner

1st Place "Gallery 2014" (juried exhibit) Moraine Valley Community College Palos Hills, IL

Purchase Award 2013 Park Forest Art Fair, Park Forest, IL

Honorable Mention 13th  Annual Juried Fall Art Exhibit, Gretchen Charlton Art Gallery, Kankakee, IL 2012

1st Place 12th Annual Juried Fall Art Exhibit, Gretchen Charlton Art Gallery, Kankakee, IL 2011

Honorable Mention “Lovely to Look At” Bloomingdale Park District Museum, Bloomingdale, IL 2011

2010 “National Collage Society Post Card Show”, Mansfield Arts Center, Mansfield, Ohio (award winner)

Third Place “Memory” Midwest Collage Society Exhibit,  2010

Best of Show "Gallery 2006" (juried exhibit) Moraine Valley Community College, Palos Hills, IL

1st Place  "Gallery 2002" (juried exhibit) Moraine Valley Community College Palos Hills, IL

"Honorable Mention" "Gallery '99" (juried exhibit) Moraine Valley Community College Palos Hills, IL

"Purchase Award" "1976 Salon Show" (juried exhibit) Northern Indiana Arts Association Munster, IN

"Honorable Mention" 1982 Salon Show" (juried exhibit) Northern Indiana Arts Association Munster, IN

Publications:

2011 Illustrated book “ Upon Which All Else Depends” by Rachel Gilmore

Recent Exhibits

Margi Hafer participated in these exhibits:

Jun, 2013 Insider Art
Union Street Gallery
 
Oct, 2010 No Place Like Home: Examining Changing Landscapes in Our Lives
Koehnline Museum of Art
 
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